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ERIC Number: EJ1053588
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Jul
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1307-9298
Student-Described Engagement with Text: Insights Are Discovered from Fourth Graders
Weih, Timothy G.
International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, v6 n3 p395-414 Jul 2014
This article reports on a research study investigating student-described engagement with self-selected text in a classroom where a core reading program (in the context of this study meaning instruction based primarily on manuals and commercial textbooks) comprised the majority of their literacy instruction. Fourth grade students were invited to characterize their responses to their self-selected reading within focus group discussions. Data instruments included audio taped focus group discussions, student photographs, observational field notes, and students' literature. Implementing the constant comparative method for data analysis, outcomes were determined and implications for classroom practice suggested.
International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education. T&K Akademic Rosendalsvein 45, Oslo 1166, Norway. e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 4; Intermediate Grades
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
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